Friday, February 7, 2014

Parcel Shop

I am so happy I finally made the trip to Montclair, NJ to visit an enchanting little shop called Parcel.  The drive was a quick hour away from NYC and well worth it!  On the way over, I told my husband that the visit would only be a few minutes and then we can get something to eat and catch a movie at the mall.  Well, as soon as I walked in I stopped at the prettiest collection of vintage flowers I had seen in a long time; then I examined some mini handmade pipe cleaner birds and then I looked through the sets of paper ephemera, the mesh masks, the figurines, the paper tassels, the paper-mache frog head and on and on and on -  eventually those few minutes turned into an hour and I had long forgotten about my poor husband waiting patiently for me in the car.  During my short-turned-long visit to Parcel, I was glad to meet the lovely owner, Nancy and her sweet daughter.   Nancy is a great gal who is living her dream by running her amazing shop.   I came home with a few treasures but I am so upset I didn't come home with any pictures.  Here are a few pictures I came across on the Parcel Post (their blog).

Parcel reminds me very much of Castle in the Air in Berkeley California.  They are both a feast for the eyes for those of us who love all things pretty, glittery, vintage and inspirational.  Specialty stationary, notecards and vintage embellishments are their forte.  Since visiting Castle in the Air in 2008 I have been soooo wishing there was a store like that on the East Coast...come to find out, Parcel was right here all along!  And to tell the truth, with their reasonable prices, friendly staff and one-of-a-kind themed Parcel packages, Parcel is now my new favorite store!

If you can't make it to Parcel in person, their online shop at offers a pretty good representation of what is in the store.

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